The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161

News and Announcements

24th June, 2018


Gnosticism Today

(by Thomas G. Weinandy OFM Cap)


Please pray for the priests of the Newman Parish, as they celebrate their respective anniversaries of priestly ordination: Fr Tattersall on 23rd June, Fr Marshall on 27th June, and Fr McDaniels on 29th June. Please join the Fathers for morning tea after Solemn Mass.

Farewell to Anthony Ike: next Sunday, we will bid farewell to Anthony, who has been our resident sacristan for the last several years. Anthony has also done wonderful work with the children’s catechetical programme. After returning to Nigeria to visit his family, Anthony hopes to take up studies for the priesthood next year! Please come to morning tea in his honour on Sunday 1st July (after Solemn Mass), and pray for him as he pursues his vocation.

Pilgrimage to St Aloysius’ Church for the Year of St Aloysius: we are pleased to join with the local parish in an initiative to honour St Aloysius. The Newman Fellowship will take part, and young people from around the Archdiocese have been invited. All age groups are of course welcome. On Saturday 30th June, there will be a BBQ lunch at St Anthony’s grounds in Grange Rd, Glen Huntly (commencing at Noon). Pilgrims will go by foot to St Aloysius’ Church, departing St Anthony’s at 2 pm. There will be prayers and hymns en route, before pilgrims process into St Aloysius’ around 3 pm for devotions concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Afternoon tea will then be provided, and a number of interesting stalls will be open.

The Latin Mass Society of Australia has a limited number of places for a Black Tie dinner in honour of His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, to be held at the Melbourne Savage Club on Saturday, 13th October. Further details are available in the flyers in the vestibule. To book, go to: There will be a Parish event (BBQ lunch) with Cardinal Burke on Sunday, 14th October, following Confirmations and Pontifical Mass, at which all will be welcome. The Parish luncheon will be followed by a talk by His Eminence, at which everyone will also be welcome.

The following are currently registered for Confirmation to be conferred by Cardinal Burke on Sunday, 14th October 2018, at St Aloysius’ Caulfield North: Edina Kismartini, Michael Francis, Raphael Francis, Gemma Casanova, Mary Casanova, Gemma Owen, Gerard Owen, Jake Firmager, Felix Duane, Ashley Stanfield, Olivia Stanfield, Perpetua Felicity Wawolangi, Pavel Dvorak, Isabella Burton, Rosalia Clay, Ross Clay, Ignatius Clay, Cecilia Van Strijp, Christian Walkerden, Jacob Macpherson, Francesca Morton, Vesna Araullo, Nicholas Martin, Justine Ma Gabrielle, Neomi Gestano, Theresia Grieco, Hugh Lyall and Christon Michael Jeremiah. If you believe you have registered yourself or your children but are not on this list, please contact us ASAP. Additional registrations will be accepted up until 1st July (please email the Parish Secretary), and sacramental preparation will commence in July.

The Parish is seeking the assistance of volunteers to assist in general maintenance work. The maintenance team has several projects in hand, ranging from polishing brass-work (doors, candelabra, etc), stripping and repainting the church doors (inside job), general repairs to furniture and fittings. Hours are negotiable to suit the worker; most tools and supplies are supplied. This is open to men and women who have basic handyman or cleaning skills. Enquiries through Chris Tyrrell, Mob. 0417 017 817, or

An invitation to serve at the Altar we will soon be commencing new training sessions for the service of the Altar. Both men and boys who have made their first Holy Communion are welcome to join the serving team. Minors require parental permission. It is fitting that all Catholic boys and men should know how to serve Holy Mass. Please contact Fr Tattersall to indicate your interest.